Saudi investment of US $ 750 billion in America

Enough to develop Muslim world’s economy

By Latheef Farook

The United States Congress has beenso rabid in supportingIsraelthat lateAmerican President Ronald Reagan’s speech writer Pat Buchanansaid that the “US Congress is Zionist- occupied territory”.

Now fifteen years after the 9/11 tragedy, theUS Congress is trying to pass a bill that would allow victims of 9/11 to sue foreign governments.

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crimea1by Vladimir Radyuhin

On Sunday, Crimea voted to split away from Ukraine and return to the Russian fold. For a vast majority of Crimea’s Russian-speaking population this is an act of redressing a monumental injustice that happened in 1991 when Crimea, which geographically, ethnically and historically is more Russian than many regions of Russia itself, became part of a

foreign state as the Soviet Union broke up along arbitrarily drawn administrative borders.

However, reuniting a divided people may not have been the prime motive that forced President Vladimir Putin’s hand in Crimea. The Ukraine crisis is viewed in Moscow as a continuation of the Western plan to encircle Russia militarily and torpedo its reintegration efforts in the former Soviet Union.

The new leaders in Kiev installed with the West’s support are the same people who staged the “orange revolution” in Ukraine in 2004 and set Ukraine on the path of NATO membership.

Strategic catastrophe

Ukraine’s induction into NATO would be a strategic catastrophe for Russia. NATO would come within 425 kilometres of Moscow, cut off Russia from the Black Sea and the Mediterranean, and squeeze it out of the Caucasus.

Conservative Russian philosopher Alexander Dugin, whose ideas of Russia’s Eurasianism as opposed to Western ultra-liberalism increasingly resonate in the Kremlin, views the current upheaval in Ukraine as “the battle of the unipolar world of U.S. hegemony against Russia.”

“Whereas in Libya we shunned the battle, because we had [President Dmitry] Medvedev at the helm, in Syria and Ukraine we have taken up the gauntlet,” Prof. Dugin wrote last month.

In Ukraine, Mr. Putin made the same point he has been driving home in Syria: regime change by force is illegal. When Western nations hailed the overthrow of a democratically elected government in Ukraine as “a democratic free choice of the Ukrainian people,” Mr. Putin’s reply was: Crimea also has the right to make its own free choice.

The West pushed Mr. Putin too far in Ukraine, which is more than just a former Soviet state. It is where the Russian nation was born — in medieval “Kievan Rus” — and it is still part of the “Russian world.” The West’s efforts to bring Ukraine into its orbit were viewed in Moscow as an encroachment on Russia itself.

“For Russia, it is not just a red line; it’s a solid double red line that no one is permitted to cross,” said Fyodor Lukyanov, Chairman of Russia’s authoritative Council on Foreign and Defence Policy.

Ukraine, the second most powerful economy in the former Soviet Union, is a linchpin to Mr. Putin’s plan to build the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU), a Moscow-led version of the European Union. The U.S. denounced the plan as a disguised attempt to re-create the Soviet Union and vowed to disrupt it.

“There is a move to re-Sovietize the region,” Hillary Clinton said in 2012, when she was still U.S. Secretary of State. “It’s not going to be called that. It’s going to be called a Customs Union, it will be called Eurasian Union and all of that.”

“But let’s make no mistake about it,” she added. “We know what the goal is and we are trying to figure out effective ways to slow down or prevent it.”

An “effective way” to wreck Mr. Putin’s project was found when the European Union offered Ukraine an “either-or” choice between closer ties with Europe or membership in Mr. Putin’s EEU. As former U.S. National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski wrote years ago, “Without Ukraine, Russia ceases to be an empire in Eurasia.”

Mr. Yanukovych used the E.U. talks for a free trade and association pact in order to play Europe against Russia in an attempt to get the best deals from both sides, but overplayed his hand. When he scuttled the E.U. pact last November in favour of a multi-billion Russian aid package, Ukrainians felt robbed of their hopes for prosperous life in affluent Europe. It was an illusion assiduously nurtured by Western politicians and the media, but Mr. Yanukovych’s turnaround triggered mass protests that eventually brought down his kleptocratic and inept regime.

Apart from geopolitical compulsions, Moscow’s support for Crimea’s breakaway bid was driven by important domestic considerations. The protests in Ukraine, manipulated as they were by the West, reflected the rise of grass-root civic activity against corruption and authoritarianism — the same problems that bedevil Russia and that brought thousands of anti-government protesters onto the streets of Moscow two years ago. By intervening in Ukraine, Mr. Putin sought to stop the surging pro-democracy wave from spilling over to Russia.

Mr Putin is widely expected to seek a fourth presidential term in 2018. However, the protest rallies against his return to presidency in 2012 were a sign of growing wariness with his rule. A poll conducted by the respected Levada Centre last year found that half of Russians would like to see a new leader in 2018. A multi-thousand-strong rally in Moscow at the weekend showed that anti-Putin sentiments are still strong among West-oriented urbanites.

However, overall, Russians support Mr. Putin’s policy on Crimea’s reunification. A March survey showed that Mr. Putin’s approval ratings rose by 10 per cent in one month and were at the highest level in years.

Experts said Mr. Putin needs a new agenda to retain voter support — reassembly of lost Russian lands. “Putin has exhausted the limit of people’s gratitude for having saved the country from chaos and ruin,” said Prof. Dugin. “He needs a new future-oriented strategy to re-establish his legitimacy. Eurasian integration of the former Soviet space would give him such strategy.”

Serious risks

Mr. Putin’s intervention in Ukraine has brought Russia strategic gains but is fraught with serious risks.

Crimea’s reunification with Russia solves the problem of the Black Sea Fleet, which Ukraine’s new leaders vowed to shut down and for which there is no other basing location that does not freeze in winter. Russia retains strategic grip on the region and ability to project its naval power to the Mediterranean and beyond.

The Ukraine and Western powers said they would not recognise Crimea’s split from Ukraine, but Russia argued that Kosovo’s self-proclaimed independence from Serbia provided legitimate precedent. Moscow recalled the 2010 ruling by the U.N. International Court of Justice, which said that unilateral declaration of independence by a part of a country did not violate international law.

The example of Crimea has inspired other Russian-speaking regions of Ukraine to demand greater powers from the centre. If Ukraine switches from a unitary state to a federation, the pro-Russia regions will get the right to block any sharp swing of the country towards the West.

At the same time there is a risk of Ukraine sinking into chaos. Mr. Yanukovych’s downfall left Ukraine in shatters. The country is bankrupt and heading for default. The new authorities’ shaky grip on power may weaken further as they embark on harsh austerity measures to qualify for urgent assistance from the International Monetary Fund and Western governments.

The rise of far right and neo-Nazi groups, who spearheaded deadly clashes in Kiev last month, widened the chasm between Ukraine’s pro-Russia southeast and nationalist west. If Ukraine breaks up along the east-west divide, its western part will join NATO. This would be a dubious victory for Russia.

Russia’s relations with the West are fast deteriorating, but how far they will slide back is an open question. “The West and Russia have sailed into uncharted waters,” said Dmitry Trenin, head of the Carnegie Moscow Centre.

The analyst predicted that U.S.-Russia geopolitical rivalry will intensify and affect their collaboration on Syria, Iran and Afghanistan. “Although the static military confrontation is unlikely to be resurrected, nuclear deterrence will be reaffirmed, and competition in the military sphere will spread to other areas, from cyberspace to conventional prompt global strike,” Mr. Trenin wrote in Foreign Policy.

Economic sanctions the U.S. and Europe threaten to impose against Russia will push it further towards China, experts said. India may also benefit from Russia’s pivot to the East, winning greater access to Russian energy resources and speeding up talks for a free trade agreement.

It is symbolic that the new round of East-West confrontation centred on Crimea, home to the 1945 Yalta Conference, at which the Soviet Union made its World War Two allies recognise its security interests far beyond its borders.

Keywords: Russia-Crimea bilateral relations, Crimea political situation, Vladimir Putin, 1945 Yalta Conference

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- லத்தீப் பாரூக்

தேர்தல் வாக்குறுதிகளை நிறைவேற்றுவதில் மந்த கதியான ஒரு போக்கு காணப்படுவதாக குற்றம் சாட்டப்பட்டு வரும் வேளையில், நாட்டின் 68வது தேசிய தின நிகழ்வில் தமிழில் தேசிய கீதம்

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சமூகத்தை பிளவு படுத்திய உள்ளுர் இனவாத ஊடகங்கள் மீது பிரதம மந்திரி ரணில் விக்கிரமசிங்க தாக்குதல்

lukman book1லத்தீப் பாரூக்

இலங்கையின் பல தசாப்த கால இனவாத அரசியலின் உற்பத்தியாகத் தான் இன்றைய பிரதான ஊடகங்கள் காணப்படுகின்றன. இலங்கையின் பிரதான சமூகங்கள் பிளவு பட்டு இன்றைய துரதிஷ்டவசமான சூழ்நிலைகள் உருவாக வழி வகுத்ததும் இதே இனவாத அரசியல் தான்.

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பயங்கரவாதத்துக்கு எதிரான போர்; அறியப்படாத சில உண்மைகள்

us israel obama bibலத்தீப் பாரூக் : 

1979 இல் சோவியத் யூனியன் (ரஷ்யா) சிதைவுற்ற பின் மனித வரலாற்றில் இதுவரை அறிந்திராத ஒரு இராணுவ பலம் மிக்க நாடாக அமெரிக்கா பரிணமிக்கத் தொடங்கியது. இரும்புத் திரை நாடென அறியப்பட்ட ரஷ்யாவின் வீழ்ச்சிக்குப் பின் உலகம் முழுவதும் ஜனநாயகம் தலைத்தோங்கும் அமைதியும் சுதந்திரமும் தாண்டவமாடும் என உலக மக்கள் அனைவரும் கனவு கண்டனர்.

ஆனால் ஆயுத உற்பத்தி, எண்ணெய் வளம், வங்கித்துறை, நிதித்துறை, கைத்தொழில் துறை,

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969: இது முடிவல்ல; முடிவின் தொடக்கம்!

969: இது முடிவல்ல; முடிவின் தொடக்கம்!

Gnanasaraஎன்.சரவணன் : 

முஸ்லிம் ஒருவருக்கு சொந்தமான ஒரு நகைக்கடையில் பௌத்த மதத்தை சேர்ந்த ஒருவருடன் வாய்த்தகராறு நடக்கிறது. வாய்த்தகராறில் ஈடுபட்டவருக்கு ஆதரவாக பௌத்த மதத்தை சேர்த்தவர்கள் ஒன்று கூடுகிறார்கள். சில மணித்தியாலங்களில் அந்த கடை அடித்து சேதமாக்கி அழிக்கப்படுகிறது. இதன் விளைவாக ஒரு பௌத்த பிக்கு எரிக்கப்பட்டுவிடுகிறார்.

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ஐ.நாவில் நிறைவேறிய நாள் 29 நவம்பர் 1947; நீதி சிதைக்கப்பட்டதும் அநியாயம் தலை எடுத்ததும் ............

banki bibiஐ.நாவில் நிறைவேறிய நாள் 29 நவம்பர் 1947; நீதி சிதைக்கப்பட்டதும் அநியாயம் தலை எடுத்ததும் பின்னர் நிரூபிக்கப்பட்டது

லத்தீப் பாரூக்

மனித வரலாற்றில் மிகவும் இருள் சூழ்ந்த தினமாக 29 நவம்பர் 1947 பதிவாகியுள்ளது. அன்றைய நாளில் தான் அமெரிக்காவின் அப்போதைய ஜனாதிபதி ஹரி.எஸ்.ட்ரியுமன் தலைமையில் வழிநடத்தப்பட்ட

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Is Erdogan taking Turkey towards the destructive path of Gaddafi and Bashar al Assad?

by Lateef Farooq  :  

Is President Tayyib Erdogan taking Turkey in the same destructive path that assassinated Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi took Libya and turned that prosperous country into a waste land and Syria’s butcher Bashar Al Assad who destroyed the entire country only to protect his barbarous regime?

This is the question now being asked in view of the hard line policy adopted by President Erdogan to crush saner voice of the people.

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Is Syria's army gearing up for all-out Aleppo assault?

Timeless images of Jerusalem at the end of Ottoman rule

In its millennia of history, the inhabitants and rulers of the city of Jerusalem have changed countless times, from ancient pagans to Biblical Israelites to Byzantine Christians to Ottoman Muslims.
The Ottoman Turks took control of the city in 1517, absorbing it into their empire, which stretched across swaths of North Africa, Eastern Europe and the Middle East. Walls built around the perimeter in 1538 by Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent contain what is today called the Old City, which is divided into Muslim, Christian, Jewish and Armenian Quarters.
These photos capture the city in the final years of Ottoman rule, when it was the seat of an administrative district called the Mutasarrifate of Jerusalem, part of a broader region called Palestine. During this period, successive waves of Jewish immigration tipped the population of the city to firmly Jewish-majority.
In 1917, four centuries after first coming under Ottoman control, the city and surrounding territory was captured by the British, and a mandate was established.
The British administered Mandatory Palestine until rising Arab and Jewish nationalist tensions led to the Civil War and Arab-Israeli War of 1947-1948 and the establishment of the Jewish state of Israel in 1948.

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Ameerul Mu'mineen" Umar ibnul Khattab (ra), the second Khalifah of Islam said "Get used to a tough life, for luxury does not last forever"

"I have never regretted my silence. As for my speech I've regretted it many times" - —Umar ibnul Khattab (ra)

“Allah loves moderation and hates extravagance and excess.”Umar Ibn Khattab (ra) "I thought of all types of wealth, but couldn't find a better wealth than contentment in a little" - — Umar ibnul Khattab (ra)

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14,000 Libyans & Refugees Live 'Deplorable Conditions' in Jails

from Middleastmonitor.com About 14,000 Libyans and refuges, most of them from Middle Eastern countries, now live in overcrowded prisons in Libya. A UN statement on Friday said the detainees are often tortured; suffer deplorable conditions; and lack of due process. UN human rights spokesman Rupert Colville said that about half of


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1421: The Year a Chinese Muslim Discovered America

By IslamiCity The British submarine engineer and historian Gavin Menzies gave an astounding seminar on March 15, 2002 to the Royal Geographical Society in London, with evidence to support his theory that Zheng He, a Chinese Muslim navigator in the Ming dynasty, beat Columbus by more than 70 years in discovering America.


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20 million face starving to death due to US backed bombing of Yemen

by Chris Toensing
TWENTY million people in Yemen, the poorest country in the Arab world, are at risk of dying from hunger or thirst. That’s 80 percent of the country’s population, which according to UN agencies badly needs emergency supplies of food and water, along with fuel and medicine. This almost unimaginable crisis sounds like something out of a disaster movie. But the cause isn’t an earthquake or a tsunami.


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20A: Why The Indecent Haste?

by Mass L. Usuf The infamous 18th Amendment to the Constitution drafted by the previous government within closed doors stigmatised the history of constitution making in our island Republic. Public discussion was outrageously disregarded and the amendment was put through as an urgent Bill under Article 122 of the Constitution. This Article now stands repealed by the 19th amendment. Not as bad as that was the 19th amendment. If not up to the desired level, at least minimum public discussion did take place.


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20th Amendment - Muslims Oppose it in its present form

Why minorities, especially Muslims oppose? by Latheef Farook                                  Muslims living scattered all over the island, with special concentration in the east but often in small pockets in the predominantly Sinhalese areas, fear that their representations in the parliament will be reduced considerably under the proposed 20th amendment to the constitution on electoral reforms Thus they oppose the draft amendment in its present form gazetted on June 18.  


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25th Anniversary of Muslim Mass Expulsion from North by LTTE

by D.B.S. Jeyaraj :  The Investigation launched by the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has in accordance with its terms of reference   probed the period of time from the 2002 February  ceasefire until the end of the war in  May 2009 to ascertain whether   war crimes, crimes against humanity and human rights violations occurred  in Sri Lanka during the final phase of the war as alleged. The focus on these


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3 Palestinians dead in Gaza as protests sweep West Bank

by Simona Sikimic :  Protests rocked the West Bank and Gaza on Friday after various political factions called for a “day of rage”. Protestors threw rocks and tried to break through Israeli barricades, with Israeli forces firing tear gas and live and rubber bullets. Two protestors were killed by Israeli fire in Gaza, medical sources telling Middle East Eye.


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40 Turkish TV Channels join Donation Campaign for Gaza

from MEMO Some 40 Turkish TV channels and more than 40 local radio stations joined a donation campaign which started yesterday evening and lasted until the early hours of the morning organised by the Turkish Humanitarian Relief Foundation (İHH) to support the Gaza Strip, the Anadolu news agency reported.


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47 Safety Tips for Muslim Women

by Sound Vision Staff Writer :  Muslims and their institutions have already been facing increased hostility, hate, and attacks in the wake of the February 10, 2015 murders of three Muslim students in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Since then, an Islamic institute in Houston has been torched in what local law enforcement is suspecting is arson, a number of Muslims have been harassed while driving, and hate online is being whipped up, even amid the messages and vigils in support of American Muslims.


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5 Good News Stories From the Muslim World

by Muhammad Wajid Akhter No one can know the depth of pain and suffering that a true Muslim goes through. There are the usual ups and downs of life that every person on the planet goes through – failure, poverty, ill health and even death. There are the long term issues that worry anyone – economy, environment and quality of life. But for a Muslim that truly sees others across the globe as his or her brothers and sisters in Islam, there is so much more that makes us seem to


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5 things you didn’t know about Islam and Europe

by Tharik Hussain Tharik Hussain also known as ‘The Wandering Musulman’ has uncovered 5 Islamic Secrets of Europe. As he embarked on a unique trail of discovery to uncover the hidden Islamic secrets of Europe, he uncovered amazing and bizarre clues about the cultural interchange between Europe and Muslims. It has convinced him that his own identity as a modern European


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By Ramzy Baroud In “Jaffa: Land of Oranges,” Ghassan Kanafani described his exile from the Palestinian coastal city of Yafa. As a 12-year-old boy, he struggled to understand, but “on that night, though, certain threads of that story became clearer... a big truck was standing in front of our door. Light things, mainly sleeping


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7 Nobel laureates among 64 public figures calling for arms embargo against Israel

by Celine Hagbard  Sixty-four public figures, including seven Nobel Peace Prize winners, published a letter in the British Guardian newspaper calling for an international arms embargo on Israel for its "war crimes and possible crimes against humanity" in Gaza.


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70 university professors detained in Egypt since military coup

from Middleeastmonitor Egyptian activists have published through social media networks a list of university professors who have been detained since the military coup which ousted the country’s first elected civilian president, Mohamed Morsi. Since the beginning of the coup, professionals of various disciplines including; lawyers, engineers, doctors, journalists and technicians have been arrested, as well as school and university students and a large number of women and young girls.


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8,000 Syrian Children Cross the Border Unaccompanied

by UNICEF While the staff at UN organisations have confirmed that the Syrian child Marwan "did not cross the Jordanian border alone and that he was 20 feet away from his family", UNICEF also revealed that "about 8,000 out of the one million Syrian children who have fled to neighbouring countries have crossed the border alone since the beginning of the crisis." The photo of four-year-old Marwan that was published by Arab and


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9/11 Museum WTC Evidence: No Plane Hit Pentagon?

By William Boardman Astronomer Carl Sagan was fond of saying this when talking about the possibility of intelligent life existing elsewhere in the universe. Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld also used the expression in his own portrayal of intelligent life on this planet, in reference to his inability to find Saddam Hussein’s WMDs


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9/11: Eternal Pretext, Eternal War

by Larry Chin The false flag operation of 9/11 was not an “intelligence failure”. It was the greatest “intelligence success” and criminal operation in history. The Bush/Cheney administration’s 9/11 atrocity set in motion the world war that continues to expand and metastasize to this day. This war—the “war on terrorism”, the war on Afghanistan and Iraq, the war on Libya, the “war on the Islamic State” etc. is the same single war, all rooted in the Big Lie of 9/11.


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969: இது முடிவல்ல; முடிவின் தொடக்கம்!

என்.சரவணன் :  முஸ்லிம் ஒருவருக்கு சொந்தமான ஒரு நகைக்கடையில் பௌத்த மதத்தை சேர்ந்த ஒருவருடன் வாய்த்தகராறு நடக்கிறது. வாய்த்தகராறில் ஈடுபட்டவருக்கு ஆதரவாக பௌத்த மதத்தை சேர்த்தவர்கள் ஒன்று கூடுகிறார்கள். சில மணித்தியாலங்களில் அந்த கடை அடித்து சேதமாக்கி அழிக்கப்படுகிறது. இதன் விளைவாக ஒரு பௌத்த பிக்கு எரிக்கப்பட்டுவிடுகிறார்.


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A 'pause' in centuries of British wars is not enough

by Seumas Milne The generals are beside themselves, Whitehall's in a panic. After generations of continuous warfare, the British public has had enough. They're war-weary, the mandarins fret, and believe the occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan have been bloody failures. Worse, multicultural Britain is increasingly hostile to troops marching into countries from which British citizens or their families came, defence ministry officials complain,


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A bridge too far?

by Padma Rao Sundarji  :   Early last year, Sri Lanka elected a new government. One of the first things that new President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe did was to promise better relations with India. Ties had soured under ex-President Mahinda Rajapaksa and Sri Lanka had grown closer to China. The cold shoulder was not Colombo’s alone. New Delhi’s Sri Lanka policy had suffered due to the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA)’s overall paralysis too.


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A brief story of our mother Mary and her miraculous birth to Jesus

Compiled by Latheef Farook Marwa El-Naggar (Reading Islam) In Islam, Jesus is considered one of the five greatest prophets sent by God to mankind. Muslims’ knowledge about Jesus is based on the two main sources of Islamic knowledge: the Quran and Hadeeth (prophetic sayings). In the Quran, Jesus is referred to as Isa ibn Maryam, or Jesus, the son of Mary. The story of Mary and Jesus is best described in the Quran in chapters 3 and 19.


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A Century of Failures to Reconcile Islamism with Secular Modernity

by Tarek Osman :  Political Islam is in crisis. Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, the oldest and largest Islamist organization operating in the Arab World, is banned in Egypt and designated a terrorist organization in the most influential Arab countries. Tunisia’s Ennahda Movement, arguably the Islamist group in the region with the most developed political thinking, lost the parliamentary election in October 2014 and has been repeatedly


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A Century of Global Misery Courtesy the British

by Lakshman I.Keerthisinghe The British in the guise of human rights crusaders are demanding an international investigation on purported war crimes committed in Sri Lanka during the final stages of the ethnic conflict. On February 11, 2014, the Guardian (London) reported (written by Ian Cobain, Ewen MacAskill and Katy Stoddard) an account of the century of conflict the British created all over the world. The British forces are set to withdraw


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A Chosen Creation or a Sinking Brute?

from The Island A reader has sent us this article by Mahathma Gandhi with the following comment: "As the world watches helplessly at the butchery taking place in Palestine, it is appropriate to spend a moment to read this passage written by the Mahathma in 1938". (The Jews In Palestine By Mahatma Gandhi Published in the Harijan on 26-11-1938)


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A Complete Year of United States Coordinated War in Yemen

by Abayomi Azikiwe  :     Last March a coalition of Gulf States led by Saudi Arabia and supported by Washington began a daily bombing campaign and later ground operation in Yemen. Over the last year this war has accelerated bringing in military forces from Egypt and Sudan in what is seen as a proxy war against the Islamic Republic of Iran and its growing influence throughout the Middle East and North Africa.


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A Drone Over The Skies Of Madinah

(The Final Crusade)
by Tarek Mehanna Ask yourself: if the Prophet was with us today,
If he spoke the same words and lived the same way,
If he returned with the same message to relay,
How long would the forces of the world let him stay?


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A Farewell to Arms

by Mark Mayor Americans like to win, not least when it comes to wars. The preoccupation with victory, says Dominic Tierney, dangerously denies the reality that America has failed in most of its wars since 1945. The time has come, he says, for America to cast off its “wishful thinking, unhealthy braggadocio, and illusory triumphalism.” The United States can then focus on how to “escape with a tolerable draw” in future wars, “or even find the right way to lose.”


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A Father's Love That Brought Oceans Of Tears

by Dinuk Samarasinghe  :   January 30th was a red letter day in Sri Lankan history. This marked the arrest of an offspring of a former executive president for the first time in the history of Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka Navy Lieutenant Yoshitha Rajapaksa – son of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and de-facto chairman of the Rajapaksa family-owned Carlton Sports Network (CSN) along with its CEO Nishantha Ranatunga and the


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A Filipina's Revert Story

  By Melissa Perez  I was born into a very traditional Catholic family that observes and practices all kinds of innovations that are not even related to the real teachings of the Bible. All of my family, from my great grandparents to the youngest grandchildren, are all Catholic and most of my friends and neighbors were also Catholic.


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A full frontal military assault on Mangala Samaraweera

by Harim Peiris Late last week we witnessed the scenario where the Army spokesman, a brigadier in rank, made the unusual claim that current UNP spokesman and former Rajapakse Administration Foreign Minister, MP Mangala Samaraweera had compromised national security by alleging at a press conference, that state


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A good beginning that needs to be sustained

By Col. R. Hariharan It would be facile to describe the swearing-in of C.V. Wigneswaran as the Chief Minister of the Northern Provincial Council (NPC) at 'Temple Trees,' by President Mahinda Rajapaksa on 7 October 2013, as a breakthrough in the troubled relationship between the Sinhala majority and the Tamil minority. Both the communities have many more miles to go before they can forge a new relationship. After all the pre-election


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A Hindu by faith A Muslim by practice

by Syed Zubair Ahmad When Arvind Kejriwal was delivering his inaugural speech as Chief Minister of Delhi I was sitting in another  room and listening to him. All of a sudden I heard him saying ‘Mai Allah Ka Shukrya Ada Karta Hun’, I got confused and went to the room where the TV set was on. O my God, it was Kejriwal who uttered this sentence of gratefulness. I did not hear such


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A Historical Opportunity In Front Of Muslim Politics

by Salithamby Abdul Rauff :  Given the track record of Muslim politics in Sri Lanka in recent times, it has consistently failed in addressing its community’s grievances, in representing its community’s legitimate aspirations, and in insulating its community’s interests. In late 1980s, when the Indo-Lanka accord Colombo and New Delhi signed to bring a permanent political settlement to the country’s prolonged ethnic


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A Holocaust of Deadly Proportions

by Tariq A. Al-Maeena The month of Ramadan has witnessed another barbaric assault on the people of Gaza. Israeli Defense Forces have been relentlessly targeting and attacking the hapless civilians for whom sustenance has become a living hell in the past decade and more. The Israeli army began a full scale military operation against Gaza on July 8, with air and naval bombardments.


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A holocaust on the horizon - Burma Muslims

by Tariq A. Al-Maeena There are signs of a new holocaust, one in the 21st century that is happening in Myanmar, the country formerly known as Burma.  If the flood that is fueling this impending holocaust is not arrested now, it will soon materialize into a full-scale slaughter and there will then be no looking back.  It concerns the Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar who for the most part have been ignored by the rest of the Muslim world.


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A letter to my president on the nomination of Mr. ALM.Athaullah in the National List.

By Razi Muhammadh We hear news that Mr. ALM Athaullah former Ampara Member of Parliament and a defeated candidate of UPFA in the last election is to be given MP in the UPFA national list. Mr. President as a citizen of this beloved country and a voter of Ampara district I think I have a right to suggest, sometimes oppose the decisions taken by you. This is the basic tenant of fine democracy. Mr. President I am from the same village Mr. Athaullah is from.


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A Mansion called Mumtaz

by Raine Wickramatunga and Renuka Sadananden Since the dawn of independence in 1948, Mumtaz Mahal has gained eminence as the official residence of the Speakers of Sri Lanka's Parliament. A tradition that began with the colorful figure of Sir Francis Molamure, the first Speaker of Independent Ceylon, is carried on today by present Speaker MH Mohamed, who, interestingly is a kinsman of the man who built this splendid dwelling by the sea.


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A Mechanic’s Wife Put Me on The Right Track

By Heather Shaw I was raised in a religious Christian family where religion was intertwined with all aspects of life. As a result, even at a very young age, I took religious matters seriously, and played a role in teaching the other children at church. This was also facilitated by the fact that we didn't have a television at home (for reasons of principle) and thus I would spend a great deal of time reading anything I could get my hands on,


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A Mob killed a 50-year-old Muslim man for Eating Beef

Parth M.N. & Shashank Bengali :  A mob killed a 50-year-old Muslim man and severely wounded his 22-year-old son in a northern Indian village over allegations they had eaten beef, which is anathema to conservative Hindus, police said Wednesday. Mohammad Akhlaq and his son, Danish, were dragged out of their house and beaten with bricks Monday night, family members said. Rumors that they had eaten and were storing cow meat were


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A monument to spiritual development of Muslims

by B M Mukthar The 'Dharga' at Dharga Town where His Holiness Aseeikhu Hassan Ibunu Uthumanul Mahdoomi (Ral) was enshrined stands as a monument to the spiritual development of the Muslims especially of the down south. Consequently devotees in their hundreds pay visits to the shrine of this great saint who was affectionately known as Alim Sahib Appa (religious scholar) by the disciples and the devotees.


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A New Direction in Politics for Muslims. Will the Upcoming General Election Decide that?

by Usthaz Rasheed Hajjul Akbar
The appeal for good governance has been won and a new government has risen in the country. There is wide support from different parties including of the opposition for the 100 day work program of that government. There was only one vote against the recently presented interim budget by the new government. Since it was a budget that gave a lot of concession for the public, there was no one to oppose that.


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A New Era of Anti-Occupation Judaism

by Leanne Gale  :   American Jews have long overwhelmingly supported an end to the occupation, but increasingly, we are building an organized critical mass who are also willing to push our institutions and politicians in the same direction. IfNotNow takes its Passover message of liberation to Hillel and AIPAC. We gathered early in the morning, before the work day began. By the time I arrived at our meeting place, there were leaders milling about in neon vests to assist with logistics.


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A New Great Game in Central Asia

By Fahim Masoud Is there a new “Great Game” springing into existence in Central Asia? Many pundits and journalists who write on the region and its global importance argue that there is. In fact, after the Cold War and the birth of the five republics of Central Asia, this debate has dominated much of the analysis of the region.


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A perilous world order comes into view

by Basheer Nafi :  The passing of a year provokes occasional, but not constant thought over the world in which we happen to be living. In this small space it is not possible to address all aspects of global affairs, but it is worthy to evaluate a most important issue: what the scholars of politics, history and international relations have agreed to call the world order. This term, just like the modern sciences that coined it and legitimised its use,


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A Possible Coup in Saudi Arabia Signals the End of US Dominance in the Mideast

by David Oualaalou :  If Saudi Arabia didn't already have enough worries in a fast-changing Middle East, yet another crisis hit home for the desert kingdom: alleged hospitalization of King Salman, thought to have Alzheimer's disease or some form of dementia. He only assumed the throne in January. While the 79-year-old monarch's hospital stay surprised many in the West, the question global affairs and security analysts ask is:


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A Religious Forecast For 2050: Atheism Is Down, Islam Is Rising

by Nadia Whitehead :  By the end of the century, Muslims could outnumber Christians for the first time in history, according to areport released by the Pew Research Center. "Another way of thinking about it is Christianity had a seven-century head-start on Islam, and Islam is finally catching up," says Alan Cooperman, the director of religion research at Pew. Christianity is currently the world's largest religion, making up a third of the world's population with 2.2 billion adherents.


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A reply to my dear Buddhist Brother

Well-known educationist and human rights advocator Deshabandu Jezima Ismail replies to our column titled “An open letter to my dear Muslim brothers and sisters Buddhist-Muslim relationship could be warmer” written by Dr. Ranga Kalansuirya and published on February 19. While thanking Dr. Kalansuriya for his open letter, Mrs. Ismail writing comes as a “response of a Muslim to the concern of a brother Buddhist”. 


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A Saudi Palace Coup : Aftermath of Death King Abdullah

by David Hearst King Abdullah's writ lasted all of 12 hours. Within that period the Sudairis, a rich and politically powerful clan within the House of Saud, which had been weakened by the late king, burst back into prominence. They produced a palace coup in all but name. Salman moved swiftly to undo the work of his half-brother. He decided not to change his crown prince Megren, who was picked by King Abdullah for him, but he may choose to deal with him later.


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by Ravish Kumar, NDTV :  How can all this be normal? How can life on the streets of Basehara village go on, as if nothing happened here, and whatever happened was not wrong? It has just been two days since a massive mob pulled someone out of his house and killed him. Before killing him, they made him run to the farthest corner of his home. They broke down his door with such beastly force that instead of giving way at its hinges, it cracked right down the middle.


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A shame on America: Hate attacks on U.S. Muslims are spiking — and where’s the outrage?

by Ben Norton :  There has been a relentless string of attacks on American Muslims in the past month — incidents that have been nothing short of extreme, and enormous in number. In just a few weeks, there have been dozens of attacks throughout the U.S., often several per day. On Thanksgiving, a man in Pittsburgh shot a taxi driver in his own cab with a rifle for being Muslim. An arsonist set fire to a California mosque.


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by Andy Human being. A notion as old as earth, known to everyone of us. A notion that "hides" my destiny, your secrets, and their personalities. Humans, that's us! Yes, all of us. None of us asked to come in this world, however we're already here.  People may ask themselves: "Why am I right now and right here in this place? Why was I born? What is my mission?"


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A Spotlight on Muslims in Eastern Europe

by Daily News Muslim tribes have been present in Eastern Europe since early times, but the turning point in Bosnia came with the 'invasion' of the Ottoman Empire. Hearing the word 'European Muslims', the first thing that usually comes to one's mind is the Muslims of the West: immigrants with Muslim backgrounds or white Western converts. But there is another side to Europe, which has much more to do with Islam than we would first think.


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By Ann Jones In 2010, I began to follow U.S. soldiers down a long trail of waste and sorrow that led from the battle spaces of Afghanistan to the emergency room of the trauma hospital at Bagram Air Base, where their catastrophic wounds were surgically treated and their condition stabilized.  Then I accompanied some of them by cargo plane to Ramstein Air Base in Germany for more surgeries at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, or LRMC (pronounced Larm-See), the largest American hospital outside the United States.


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by Sonya Fatah :  While taxes, foreign policy, and cuts to the national broadcaster have been thoroughly debated ahead of Monday's parliamentary election, it's the veil that has Canadians most divided. The niqab debate has been front and centre during the second-longest election campaign in Canadian history, as the ruling Conservative Party - led by Prime Minister Stephen Harper - has taken steps to prevent women from wearing it while taking the citizenship oath.


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A Vision for Muslim Women in the West

  by Shaikh (Dr) Haitham Al-Haddad  :   When you sit down to reflect on what your vision is for your life, how do you know that the vision you’ve chosen is in fact the right one? Is it by the level of happiness you are convinced that your vision, if achieved, would give you? Or is it the fame and attention you know you’ll attain if you fulfilled it? It would be a shame if you spent years going up the ladder of life, only to find that the ladder was leaning against the wrong wall.


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by William A. Cook Now that our President has handed over the resolution of the Syrian debacle to the United Nations, perhaps justice demands that he hand over resolution of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict to that international body as well. One can turn to the reality of the illegal machinations of the Israeli Zionist government any day of the week and see and know and feel the terror that exists for the occupied people who are defenseless


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A Year After Gaza Attack, the World Must Stop Supporting Israel’s Crimes

by Shahd Abusalama I can almost hear my dad’s voice breaking in tears and echoing in my ears when I called him on 13 August 2014 following the murder of our neighbor Hazem Abu Murad. Hazem grew up next door to our home and was like a son to my Dad and his best companion whenever he sat at the front door of our home. Along with five others, Hazem was killed while trying to diffuse an unexploded 500 kilogram Israeli missile in Beit Lahya.


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by Patrick Cockburn A succession of crucially important military and diplomatic events are convulsing the political landscape of the Middle East. The most significant development is the understanding between the US and five other world powers with Iran on limiting Iran’s nuclear programme in return for an easing of sanctions. But the muting of hostility between the US and Iran, a destabilising feature of Middle East politics since the overthrow of the Shah in 1979, may not do much to stem the momentum towards ever greater violence in Syria, Yemen and Iraq.


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Sri Lanka Muslims in UK Honour Veteran journalist Latheef Farook

lf-harrow2The Sri Lankan Muslim community based in UK, at an event held at the Sri Lankan Muslim Cultural Centre (SLMCC) in the London Borough  of Harrow honoured veteran Sri Lanka journalist Latheef Farook  for his services in highlighting burning Muslim issues in the island and creating awareness both within the community and the country as a whole.

Latheef Farook is now on a three week long lecture tour to brief the Muslims of the current political situation in the country especially the changes taking place since the 8 January 2015 presidential election which brought Mr Maithripala Sirisena to power defeating former President Mahinda Rajapaksa.He was invited by Harrow based SLMCC, which is considered a centre point for SL Muslims in UK.

The plaque and the certificate of appreciation were handed over to LatheefFarook at this special function by SLMCC  Chair Mr Mubarak Junaideen.

Addressing the gathering during the function the coordinator of LatheefFarook’s visit Mr Lukman Harees who is also a social activist and a writer had this to state;

Release of book on articles of late journalist Hamid Abdul Karim

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Book Release : 

United Nations Solidarity Day with Palestine, marking the illegal and immoral United Nations resolution on 29 November 1947, handing over Palestinian lands to Zionist Jews were imported by Britain and Zionist Jews  from all over, was observed at a special meeting at the Sports Ministry auditorium  on 4 December 2015.

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LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS

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